Poison of the Lance-headed Viper.

Particularly against the effects of intoxication or the abuse of Mercury; also in severe and protracted fevers and nervous disorders. Erysipelas; and various diseases where there is a sinking of the vital powers, and where there is a tendency to suppuration or mortification.

General Symptoms

Great weakness of the body; paralysis. Hemiphlegia. Convulsions with rigidity of the limbs.

Skin

Erysipelas, particularly where there is a tendency to suppuration, gangrenous blisters; ulcers with fetid discharge.

Moral Emotions

Melancholy during pregnancy. Insanity with a tendency towards suspicion or malice.

Head

Fullness and dullness of the head, weakness of the memory and great difficulty in thinking. Affections of drunkards. Dizziness, particularly on closing the eyes. Apoplectic fits with distortion of the facial muscles and sometimes hemiphlegia. Acute dropsy of the brain; daily headache with languor, drowsiness and loss of appetite; headache from the heat of the sun; headache after a cold and also daily in the morning, sometimes with nausea and vomiting; undulating pulsa-tive heating in the head, sometimes with twinkling before the eyes.

Eyes, Ears And Nose

Inflammation of the eyes and lids, ulcers on the cornea. Soreness and scurfs on the ears, scurfs and soreness of the nose, with discharge of yellow matter and blood.

Mouth And Throat

Lockjaw. Toothache with swelling of the teeth and gums. Salivation. Paralysis of the tongue after apoplexy. Difficulty of speech. Soreness, swelling or gangrene of the tongue. Sore and burning pain in the throat with scarlet redness, ulceration and great difficulty in swallowing.

Stomach And Abdomen

Nausea and vomiting, sometimes in paroxysms and accompanied with diarrhoea, and especially of drunkards and pregnant females. Swelling and indurations of the glands. Hard and distended abdomen. Inflammation and abscess of the liver.

Faeces

Chronic constipation or alternate constipation and diarrhoea.

Larynx And Chest

Swelling and pain in the larynx. The symptoms are generally worse at night, cough occasioned by ulcers in the throat. Cough with bloody or purulent expectorations. Shortness of breath, pains as from soreness in the chest. Pneumonia. Affections of the heart